[pptp-server] Windows 2000 PoPToP connection problems...

Matthew Gavin mattgav at tempo.com.au
Mon Oct 1 22:42:43 CDT 2001

Hi all,

I have a PoPToP (1.0.1-1) server running on a Red Hat 7.1 server. It has
been functional for over two years now, I have dozens of Windows NT4/9x PC's
successfully connecting daily. But, I am having great difficulty getting a
Windows 2000 Professional client to connect. I have checked the FAQ and done
a search on the web... with little more than frustration. Can you please
help me?


Once connected, I can ping the PoPToP Server address 203.x.x.x but when I
try to ping my intranet or anything internally 10.x.x.x all I get is Request
timed out. Now I know that the IP Address on my LAN Adapter cannot be
anything close to the IP Address assigned by PoPToP and I always change

System Details:

Red Hat 7.1
2.4.2-3 #1 SMP Kernel

I can successfully connect:

CTRL: Client 203.x.x.x control connection started
CTRL: Starting call (launching pppd, opening GRE)
pppd 2.4.0 started by root, uid 0
Using interface ppp0
Connect: ppp0 <--> /dev/pts/6
GRE: Discarding duplicate packet
CTRL: Ignored a SET LINK INFO packet with real ACCMs!
MSCHAP-v2 peer authentication succeeded for homer
found interface eth0 for proxy arp
local  IP address
remote IP address
MPPE 128 bit, stateless compression enabled
MPPE 128 bit, stateless compression enabled

my /etc/ppp/options.pptp file looks like this:

mtu 1490
mru 1490
name poptop
ms-dns 10.x.x.x
lcp-echo-failure 3
lcp-echo-interval 5
deflate 0

Any help would be much appreciated, surely this is a common problem or
someone has had a similar experience?



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